Top of bathrooom sink leaking.

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Old 02-23-17, 01:58 PM
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Top of bathrooom sink leaking.

The bathroom sink has developed a leak around the silver band on top of the sink. I will have to reseal.It is about 30-40 years old. The question is if I undo the clips on the bottom of the sink will the sink fall down. Should I just use plumbers putty to reseal.We are in the discussion phase of remolding this bathroom.Name:  20170223_133614_001.jpg
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Old 02-23-17, 04:22 PM
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Ouch, I thought I was the only one left with a 1973 rimmed sink. So far mine is not leaking, but near the overflow it has a chip and is rusting. You can only see it as a reflection from the mirror.

Releasing the clips will release the entire sink and rim so it can be removed from the top. Unless you are really in love with it, I would go ahead and buy a rimless sink and drop it in.
 
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Old 02-23-17, 04:36 PM
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I am not ,wife is. So I will release the clips and just reseal it for now. Just did not know if it would fall out of the bottom. Sitting lose on top when I take off the top ring is OK for me. Hopefully within the next year she will decide. MAYBE!
 
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Old 02-23-17, 04:57 PM
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Likely leaking because of all the missing caulking around the rim and sink.
 
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Fix it quickly.

Water going between the sink and the rim can cause rapid deterioration of the countertop under the Formica top layer. Particle board will swell and make it even more difficult to seal the metal rim.
 
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